Raison D’etre

Poured into the Chimay goblet, there was a distinct lack of life to the beer with little or no carbonation, and as a result vitually no head or lacing.

Murky orange/brown hue reminiscent of cold tea, I’m afraid this did not score high on the appearance scale at all.

Aroma is of sweet fruits and deep seated sugar, but the fruits are not really very distinguishable – some candied pineapple perhaps, maybe some orange?

Mixed fruits are upfront in the taste too, then there is an alcoholic and (briefly) hoppy finish that is really very short. Finally some tart fruit cuts in at the very end.

Slick mouthfeel because of the alcohol and the sweetness, but the cloying sweetness seems to boast an ABV even higher than the advertised 8%.

Not bad, but not DFH’s best brew by a long chalk, but they have set the bar pretty high so I am happy not to be too critical.

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11/28/2005
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 2.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.68
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